Category: Evening News

Major Health Sector Crisis Looms; Doctors Say No Confidence in Permanent Secretary

The conflict between Jamaica Medical Doctors Association and the Ministry of Health has taken a dramatic turn. Today, the JMDA said it had lost confidence in the...

Police Tight-lipped on Reports that al-Faisal Coached American Attempting to Join ISIS

The police are this afternoon refusing to say much on reports emerging out of the United States that an Islamist preacher in Jamaica had advised an American woman who...

PNP Townhall #1: Questions on Counter-Terrorism, Funding Tertiary Education, Coalition Gov’t

The PNP is describing its town hall meeting held at the Campion College auditorium last evening as a success! The meeting dealt with a wide range of issues. The funding...

Forte Calls on Simpson Miller to Prevent Lockdown of Health Sector

The Opposition Spokesperson for Health and Healthy Lifestyles, Senator Marlene Malahoo Forte, is calling on Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller to take steps to prevent...

Jamaica Meets Primary Surplus for 2014-15 Fiscal Year Under IMF

The government has met the 7-and-a-half percent primary surplus, set by the IMF, for the 2014-2015 fiscal year which ended in March. That’s according to...

UTech Clarifies Funding

The management of the University of Technology, UTech, is rejecting as inaccurate, reports that the Ministries of Education and Finance have withdrawn funding to the...

Damaging the Bar’s Image

Attorney General, Patrick Atkinson, is raising concern about the number of lawyers who’ve been arrested and charged in recent months. In a statement today, Mr....

January 2015 Unemployment Rate Higher Than January 2014

The unemployment rate in January this year was higher than in January last year. That’s according to the Statistical Institute of Jamaica, STATIN. STATIN says...

TAJ on JFJ Charity Revocation :: All Entities Are Required to Pay Taxes

Tax Administration Jamaica, TAJ, says all entities, whether operating as a charity or otherwise, are required to deduct and pay over statutory amounts for income tax,...

PNP Kicks Off Townhall Series – Young Jamaica Says it is a ‘Political Sham’

The governing People’s National Party, PNP, will this afternoon begin a series of islandwide consultations that will allow the public to question key Ministers and...